trivago guest blogger HITEC Amsterdam

HITEC Amsterdam: “The Times They Are a-Changin”

HITEC Amsterdam kicks off today, and I’m thrilled to be attending the event as a guest blogger this year and to meet with hotel experts and hoteliers. Amsterdam is going to be teeming with hospitality professionals from all over the world. But for a popular destination like “Mokum” (the locals’ nickname for their city), dealing with […]

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Millennials in a hotel having coffee and breakfast in bed

Interview: Attract Millennials Like a Peer-to-Peer Accommodation

Connecting with locals seems to be the most valuable experience for the millennial who wants to see the world. The question is: How can hotels benefit from the rise of the sharing economy and the boom in peer-to-peer accommodations? Because where there is growth, there are opportunities to be seized. Anna De Visser-Amundson and Jeroen […]

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The Future of Travel Comes to Life at ITB Berlin 2017

The Future of Travel is upon us here at ITB Berlin. The theme of the conference?  Disruptive Travel: The End of the World as We Know it. Think it’s a bit drastic? Think again. Trends in tech advancements, artificial intelligence, and destabilization of popular tourist retreats are affecting the world and travel industry as we […]

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A young hotelier works on her hotel’s email marketing campaign on her laptop

Email Marketing Basics That’ll Get Your Hotel Started

Open rates, ESP, data integration. . . Email marketing jargon can make this powerful channel seem intimidating. But don’t worry, we’re here to break it all down for you. Done right, email marketing drives more conversions than any other channel, so it’s time you start taking full advantage of it. No matter the size of […]

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Loyalty Programs: The Latest Revenue-Booster for Hotels

Guests love a good loyalty program, and it’s easy to see why: the rewards. From vouchers and points redeemable for cash to upgrades and a sense of exclusivity, the delight of a direct benefit makes for loyal customers. The loyalty programs now emerging everywhere on the hotel scene are nothing new. Rather, they hearken back […]

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3 Reasons Why Email Marketing is Essential for Your Hotel

Generating an estimated £30 for every £1 spent and conversion rates three times higher than social media, email marketing is the channel that delivers the highest ROI—whatever industry you’re in. So you need to ask yourself: Is your hotel capitalising on this affordable and easy-to-maintain marketing channel? If it isn’t, it really should be. Here’s […]

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Hotel Tech Is the Key to Better Business in 2017

Hotels are changing the way they run their businesses. Stay ahead of the curve with our trends forecast for hotel tech in 2017. Subscribe to the blog at the bottom of this post and receive tips on the latest trends right in your inbox each month, this year and beyond. 

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Business Travellers: Appeal to Their Needs to Fill Your Rooms

In travel, the business segment accounts for almost a third of the entire industry’s valuation. Business travellers take on average 20 trips a year (per travel.usnews.com), making this demographic a highly profitable one. If your accommodation is typically quiet Monday to Friday, business travellers could be the key to a booked-to-capacity workweek. They also tend to book their stays […]

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5 Tips for Instagram Photos That’ll Incite Hotel Envy

Around 80 million posts are shared on Instagram daily. It’s one of the fastest growing social media channels, and its appeal is undeniable. Most of us are visual creatures, and Instagram is full of pictures. But what is it about some accounts that makes us green with envy—both for the beauty of their content and their […]

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A woman stands at the window of a hotel room

5 Hotel Websites Inspiring Guests to Book

The majority of hotels are losing out on a lot of business for one very simple reason: poorly designed hotel websites. From small bed and breakfasts to swanky boutique chains, few seem to have really mastered the art of the hotel website—which is a shame, since it’s the most important part of their direct booking channel. There […]

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